NYFF’s showcase of the season’s most anticipated and significant films.
Q&A with Mike Mills, Joaquin Phoenix, and Molly Webster on Oct. 4A soulful Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny, a kindhearted radio journalist taking care of his sister’s troubled young son while trying to complete a project in writer-director Mike Mills’s latest effort, another warm, insightful, and gratifyingly askew portrait of American family life.
Q&A with Denis Villeneuve and Hans Zimmer on Oct. 7 and an extended intro from Villeneuve on Oct. 8A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding in visionary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal novel.
North American Premiere · Q&A at October 2 screeningAs brimming with finely tuned texture as a juicy issue of a vintage magazine, The French Dispatch features precision work from a full masthead of collaborators, with director Wes Anderson’s deadpan whimsy complementing the film’s palpable sense of nostalgia.
North American PremiereCharlotte Gainsbourg’s wise and wondrous film about her legendary mother, Jane Birkin, consists of several intimate conversations between parent and child, affording a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women as they talk about subject matter that ranges from the delightful to the difficult.
Q&A with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman, Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal, Peter Sarsgaard, and Dagmara Dominczyk on Sept. 29In her striking feature directorial debut, Maggie Gyllenhaal adapts a 2006 novel by Elena Ferrante about Leda (brilliantly played by Oscar-winner Olivia Colman), a divorced professor on a solitary summer vacation who becomes intrigued and then oddly involved in the lives of another family she meets there.
North American PremiereIn his most achingly personal film to date, legendary Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio uses the occasion of a family reunion in his hometown of Piacenza to excavate and discuss a traumatic event: the suicide his twin brother Camillo.
Q&A with Sean Baker, Bree Elrod, Judy Hill, Simon Rex, Brittney Rodriguez, and Suzanna Son on Sept. 29Adding to his gallery of jet-fueled portraits of economic hardship within marginalized pockets of the U.S., director Sean Baker trains his restless camera on Mikey, a wildly narcissistic former porn star who has returned from L.A. to his depressed, postindustrial hometown of Texas City.